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  1. #1
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    Rappahannock County, VA
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    Default New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Hi, I'm a new member as of September 2012.
    First time buyer for a tractor to bush-hog 15 acres (some is very steep) and also mow normal lawn.
    4-wheel drive. Any rugged brand, used.
    Any thoughts, guys?
    Thanks in advance,
    Bud (Kahuna Bud)
    Virginia, east foothills of Appalachian Mountains

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
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    Feb 2012
    Staunton, VA
    John Deere 3038E

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Welcome. I'm just a bit west of you across the Blue Ridge. I bush hog 10 to 15 acres and tend to the rest of the property with a new JD 3038e. I downsized from a JD 2030 68 hp earlier this year after problems getting my old frame up on the bigger tractor. You'll find all kinds of ratios people post about how big a cutter is best for you - the bigger the cutter the faster you'll get it done. On the other hand, the bigger the cutter the bigger the tractor needed. I suggest a compact utility tractor with 25-40 hp and a 5 to 7 foot cutter. If you get a CUT you can also possibly get a belly mower that will help you with your mowing tasks. You don't need a front-end loader, but you'll find a million uses for it - so get one.

    If you are shopping used, you'll find as I did that the pickings are slim. Few folks with a CUT sell it, and when they do they sell it to friends and such. There are few around with low hours. And you don't want a high hour machine unless you know tractors and their repair. You may wish to go check out a new tractor. Both JD and kubota have zero interest financing going and I found that I would actually pay less over time for a new unit that I would financing a used one. It's worth a look anyway. Good luck and enjoy the tractor buying experience. It's fun.

  3. #3
    Super Star Member
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    Jul 2011
    Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    If you have the time, browse the forums here on TBN, in regards to your needs. There is quite a lot of info on this site. The following website will supply you with Specs and Info on many makes and models of tractors. BTW, Welcome aboard. Best wishes. - information on all makes and models of tractors
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    Elite Member The kid's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Middle Tennessee
    1965 135 gasser, 1967 135 diesel

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Welcome to TBN lot's of good people here with good honest advise.

  5. #5
    Elite Member
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    Jun 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    MF 230 and Mitsubishi D2000

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Welcome from Oklahoma.

    Massey Ferguson 230
    Mitsubishi D2000

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    Elite Member Bob77064's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    KY @ TN line
    2011 LS R3039

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Welcome Bud

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    Platinum Member
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    Jun 2012
    East Tennessee
    John Deere 4200 w/backhoe, Ford 3000,580 Case backhoe

    Default Re: New Member Kahuna Bud, Virginia

    Welcome from Tennessee Bud.

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